Thursday, December 10, 2009
Andrew Seath Gillespie, 1887-1982
Daily Iowegian - September 1982
Services for Andrew Seath Gillespie, a resident of Appanoose County for most of his life, will be held at Johnson Funeral Home in Centerville at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 . Pastor James Berka will officiate, and burial will be in Jerome Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home rom 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Gillespie was born in Kelty, Scotland, August 27, 1887, the son of Andrew and Margaret Seath Gillespie. He died Tuesday, August 31, 1982, at the age of 95 years.
He came with his parents to this country as an infant. The family settled in Appanoose County, and he remained a resident here for all of his life.
He received his education in Jerome and like many young men of that era, he went with his father to the coal mine at an early age. He remained in this occupation in Appanoose County and northern Missouri for most of his working years. He has been a longtime member of the United Mine Workers of America.
On June 17, 1914, he was married to Florence Masters. To this union one son was born. Florence died in 1923, and he was married to Marie Arbogast Miller in 1941.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and two sisters. Surviving are his son, Dale Gillespie of Cambridge, Ill.; two grandchildren, David Gillespie of Chatham, Ill.; and Bettine Geiger of Moline, Ill.; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janet Cathcart of Centerville and Anna Jensen of Hudson, Ia.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial to the Centerville Care Center Memorial Fund has been established.